FIT: Art/Works Symposium 2021

Young artists and designers face a sometimes cruel or indifferent world. How do we prepare art and design students for careers in the capitalist marketplace?


Join us on April 8 and 9 for Art/Works: Teaching Labor and Capitalism in Art and Design, an online symposium sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

We will discuss such questions as art and design in an age of catastrophe, internships, nationalism and cultural appropriation, teaching about labor unions and collectives, and how to learn from an art/design racial crisis. Panelists include artists, designers, and faculty from FIT, Parsons, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fordham, CUNY, Princeton, Harvard, Boston University, Penn State, and Ryerson University. Please check out the link to our symposium schedule and RSVP by April 5.

RSVP for April 8 and 9.

The Art/Works schedule is available here:

Questions about the symposium can be directed to Kyunghee Pyun or Dan Levinson Wilk.


9 Apr 2021


10:30 am - 11:30 am